Maybe they would be okay, but maybe they would be moved to an area where they would be taken by predators.
At the new home we bought, the place has a small barn in the back. This is where I keep items like my snowblower, lawnmower, and there is also another small tractor that can be used to plow fields and do farming work. I wasn’t planning on doing any farming, but of course I mow the lawn and keep the driveway cleared of snow in the winter. Well, the other day I noticed bird nests in the barn. I figured as long as those birds didn’t bother me, I wouldn’t bother them. One thing that annoyed me though is that I would find bird droppings on my lawnmower on the seat and the wheel, so I started covering everything with tarps. That actually worked fine, but my wife says that we should hire somebody to get those birds out of there. While I kind of agree with her, I don’t know what would happen to those birds if they had to move. Maybe they would be okay, but maybe they would be moved to an area where they would be taken by predators. Anyway, it got me thinking about getting some chickens, so we could farm fresh eggs regularly. I just need to learn about what kind of heating systems they use to keep warm through the winter. I heard that people around these parts use the flat heaters that attach to the wall of the chicken coop and you also have to use a heater on the drinking water to keep it from freezing. I don’t even mind the birds though, it’s not like they’re getting in my house where we have the most enjoyable temperature control settings.